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that they were in merger talks. the question now is, these are two companies with separate technology standards and this is early similar to sprint and nextel and what happened with that? i don't know if you can call that a resounding success? >> reporter: no, that is, of course, one of the worst deals of all time, under that unglorious pantheon. but the technology across all of their networks and be a fourth competitor in the wireless business. but we'll see. interesting deal by all measures. many people may be looking at this and saying, well, deutsch telekom has created a currency, they are in a position to finance and capitalize this company but also may have a chance to exit as a result of the selling down of the stake. another story is sprint, as you guys all know, i have reported back in february a deal that was hours away from being completed when sprint's board stepped in and said, no, we don't want you to buy metro pcs. perhaps it was right to have walked away but still out there in terms of at least a question as we watch consolidation of some kind in wirele but not what many people
your fans as a result of their technological paralysis. >> would you have a better. you have to prove! >> you are basically a menonite. >> yes, i am a mennonite. >> is it dangerous to listen to sam cook and dance? >> just like kelly mcgillis. >> oh, yes. the optics for google is surpassing them in 2010. since last october it hasn't gone away. >> what about ten years? we put it up yesterday. that's optics right there. >> the ten-year looks like dead money and then it shows money from the dead money. but it has not gone anywhere. it can't go past -- you still cash coming in enormously fr. >> the closed model you had was okay, but i'm similaring here dealing with microsoft. i have to deal with them. apple, they will solve that problem. once in the organization and another plays defense. it is not the bears' defense. it is more the jets. you know what they are? they are on the punt pass. the season is over. >> two games left. >> there's a pup blast, a physically unable to perform list and microsoft is on the pup list. hewlett-packard is on there, dallas i.r. is there. >> are they career-e
component of this company given these significant changes that are taking place in technology? >> yeah. well, first of all, i think the desire for people to compute, to create, to share, to communicate is actually not shrinking. it's growing. and so the personal computing devices, i think, are going to continue to grow. and, of course, you know, even the classic notebooks, our new thin and light notebook like the specter xt, we've had tremendous response to that. so we're going to have a full line of offerings from work stations to desktops to notebooks. and then, of course, we're entering into the tablet category, too, but not as just a simple tablet, a convertible where you can have the benefits of a laptop plus the benefits of a pure tablet. and then one thing i'm very excited about is our elite pad which is the first tablet designed specifically for the enterprise. it has serviceability. it has what we call smart jackets that allow you to customize that tablet for your industry. when you put the smart jacket on, it goes from the ten-hour battery life that's built into the tablet to anoth
. >> did you see that kodak got rid of what was supposed to be a superior technology -- >> in terms of printers. >> yeah. i had a kodak printer and i thought it was magnificent. >> printing was made one of the focuses. we saw the printer here. this is what's going to turn around kodak. the company in chapter 11 trying to reorganize. but they're getting out of it entirely. >> such a great profit center. but doesn't seem to matter. >> melissa mentions the citi call, the mcdonald's call, the marriott call. these analysts are -- it's not that they're down on the stock all of a sudden. it's that they're reweighing the risk/reward, we keep seeing that, the balance of risk/reward. >> it's what we started with. they can't come out and say, stick with marriott or stick with microsoft because the fed is easing. they have to deal with what i used to call because i was an art history guy in college, the four walls of the canvas. and they can't go outside of it. they're more rembrandt than they are cessa. >> i'm making i'm sure in the right century. >> good. >> they're not polak necessarily. >>
the technology giant into what's now the world's most valuable company. on its website today, apple has put together a montage of steve jobs in his own words. >> an ipod, a phone and an internet communicator. are you getting it? ♪ ♪ >> good morning. >> yes, i'd like to order 4,000 lattes to go, please. just kidding. wrong number. thank you. >> incredible to watch on the company's website, they say one of the greatest gifts steve gave to the world is apple. no company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself. our values will be the foundation of apple. october 5, 2011, stock was at $378.25 and it is now $666.80, 79%. >> the last two pages of steve jobs and it has in person his last words and his gift was apple. he said it. my gift is apple and what we've done and i think it's very rare that one person, they say the gift isn't company. >> maybe the gift is humanitarian. this was a laserlike focused man who delivered and he delivered an a-team. he left apple with an a-team and he would have expected the stock to be here by now. >> there are certain companies
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